Dr Kimberley Kavanagh

Senior Lecturer

Mathematics and Statistics


Personal statement

I am a statistician, with a 5-year chancellor’s fellowship award, collaborating with researchers, clinicians, epidemiologists and consultants in the NHS and international partners on data driven solutions to problems in public health and epidemiology.  My work has helped to shape public health policy, in particular my work evaluating the impact of the HPV vaccination has provided the evidence base for vaccine and cervical screening policy in Scotland and contributed to the international evidence base.

In light of this research, I was awarded the 2018 Royal Society of Edinburgh Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane Medal for recognition of my “outstanding, internationally renowned research in public health epidemiology and health informatics”.

My publications span the fields of statistics, informatics, medicine and epidemiology with publications in top-ranking journals such as Lancet Infectious Diseases and the BMJ. My statistical expertise lies in the analysis and modelling of large observational health datasets with research interest in the fields of public health epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology and digital health.

With my research expertise, highly cited articles and high impact publications, and growing research group, I am collaborating with colleagues to create an internationally renowned centre in statistical epidemiology and health informatics, spanning the departments of Mathematics and Statistics, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Science and Computer and Information Science.

I am an active contributor to my statistical community, elected to the Council of the Royal Statistical Society in 2014, where I currently hold the post of honorary officer for conferencing and events with responsibility for organisation and strategy of their international conference.

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Development and validation of a digital biomarker predicting acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery on an hourly basis
Lapp Linda, Roper Marc, Kavanagh Kimberley, Schraag Stefan
JTCVS Open Vol 16, pp. 540-581 (2023)
The physical‐mental health interface in the preconception period : analysis of 131,182 women planning pregnancy in the UK
Tosh C, Kavanagh K, Flynn A C, Stephenson J, White S L, Catalao R, Wilson C A
BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Vol 130, pp. 1028-1037 (2023)
Dynamic prediction of patient outcomes in the intensive care unit : a scoping review of the state-of-the-art
Lapp Linda, Roper Marc, Kavanagh Kimberley, Bouamrane Matt-Mouley, Schraag Stefan
Journal of Intensive Care Medicine Vol 38, pp. 575-591 (2023)
A study to address relationships between the metabolome (NMR) in obese women with gestational diabetes and adiposity in their 3-year-old offspring
Rattray Nicholas, Kavanagh Kimberley, Robertson Chris
Metabolomics 2022 (2023)
A review of qualitative risk assessment in animal health : suggestions for best practice
Horigan Verity, Simons Robin, Kavanagh Kim, Kelly Louise
Frontiers in Veterinary Science Vol 10 (2023)
Pre‐pregnancy health of women with pre‐existing diabetes or previous gestational diabetes : analysis of pregnancy risk factors and behavioural data from a digital tool
Flynn Angela C, Robertson Michelle, Kavanagh Kimberley, Murphy Helen R, Forde Rita, Stephenson Judith, Poston Lucilla, White Sara L
Diabetic Medicine Vol 40 (2022)

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Professional Activities

Strathclyde Doctoral School CDTs for Chancellor’s Fellows Workshop
Royal Statistical Conference 2019
NHS National Institute for Health Research (External organisation)
Royal Statistical Society Conference 2017
Royal Statistical Society Conference Board (External organisation)
Invited speaker

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Cancer Medicines Outcomes Programme Interim 23-24
Bennie, Marion (Principal Investigator) Kurdi, Amanj (Co-investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Mueller, Tanja (Co-investigator) Dunlop, Emma (Principal Investigator) Fontes, Pedro (Researcher) Csoban, Tunde (Researcher)
Continuation of funding for the CMOP programme for 23-24
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2024
Cervical cancer rates projection
Kavanagh, Kimberley (Principal Investigator)
20-Jan-2023 - 19-Jan-2023
EVolution of a patiEnt-REported symptom-based risk stratification sySTem to redesign the suspected Head and Neck cancer referral pathway (EVEREST-HN)
Kavanagh, Kimberley (Principal Investigator)
17-Jan-2023 - 30-Jan-2028
AICE AI supported picture analysis in large bowel camera capsule endoscopy (Horizon-HLTH-2021-Disease-04)
Maguire, Roma (Principal Investigator) Barry, Sarah (Co-investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Lennon, Marilyn (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 31-Jan-2026
panPIERS: artificial intelligence-informed time-of-disease risk assessment for women with pre-eclampsia
Kavanagh, Kimberley (Principal Investigator) Murray, Paul (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
Statistical Modelling of Covid-19 data in Public Health Scotland
Robertson, Chris (Principal Investigator) Kavanagh, Kimberley (Co-investigator) Kleczkowski, Adam (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2022

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Dr Kimberley Kavanagh
Senior Lecturer
Mathematics and Statistics

Email: kim.kavanagh@strath.ac.uk
Tel: 548 3670